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law in effect forcing retailers to charge shoppers who need a store bag. sue thompson is live at the safeway to explain. >> reporter: good morning. today saturday if you shop in san francisco do not bring your own bag, you will have to pay more. a new ordinance goes into effect today. essentially, what it means is that stores will begin charging kursten cents for -- will begin charging customers, 10 cents for each bag all retailers, department and clothing stores you have to take your own bag into the stores when shopping. restaurants and bakeries are exempt for now. san francisco city says it is a move to get people to be more environmental friendly and get stores to stop using plastic. according to this ordinance stores can only offer paper or compostable plastic bags for customers itch not everyone is happy this is controversial. save the plastic baaco says it is not fair and not a nice way to -- others say it is only an extra 10 cents. >> people want a paper bag, 10 cents, hopefully, it is not too big of a deal. >> reporter: san francisco is a big leader in banning plastic
they say was intentionally set to destroy the law offices of mayor ostby davis. it start the early yesterday morning in vallejo. abc7 news reporter sergio quintana has the details. >> reporter: the in said of mayor ostby davis's private law office is a burned-out shell of melted machines, singed walls and crime scene tape. police say this is a fire that is more than just suspicious. >> because we suspect it is an arson and because we are characterizing this as perhaps a form of domestic terrorism, we've involved the fbi and hps. >> we were able to get the first look inside as they were sifting through the damage. it was clear the mayor was still shaken by the fire and didn't want to say much. >> so what is your feeling about all of this? >> i'm not going to express my feelings. i'm just telling you they are going through the investigation and we are trying to piece together the pieces and we will deal with what we have to deal with. >> fire teams were age to quickly knock down the flames when they arrived. >> heavy smoke and fire coming from one of the windows. a front window waiti
on short term corporate apartment rentals. corporations have been skirting existing law by signing long term leases only to rent the units out to visiting employees for a few days a week. a law prohibits occupancy for less than thirty days in apartment buildings with four or more units the practice ties up high demand housing inventory and raises safety concerns among long term tenants with strangers coming and going like they would at a hotel. supervisors vote in two weeks on the measure to set up a complaint and hearing process. >>> councilmembers approved anti-tobacco ordinance voted to ban smoking in all apartments and condominiums. smoking will be banned in parks, bus stops, restaurant patios and many outdoor spaces. officials say the move is aimed at protecting people from secondhand smoke. smoking would still be allowed in single family homes, vehicles and up to 20% of hotel rooms. >>> new report from the census bureau shows americans aren't seeing doctors as much as they used to. in 2010, people 18 to 64 made four yearly visits. that is down from nearly five visits per year in 2
. the decrease is likely due to increased awareness about the dangers of dui and new safety laws. >>> officials of the alum rock union school district in san jose notifying parents they are moving some students to different classes and schools by october 15th, realigning classes eliminating 18 teaching jobs. changes are expected to save more than a million dollars and affect all of the 2010 three -- 23 elementary schools. officials say more families with children are moving out of the district than moving in. >>> back not gas prices being hiked and blaming it on the heatwave. >> yeah. >> i don't know about that i say bring on the relief then. >> prices go up every year in california this time. >> heatwave or no? >> i'm jut saying. >> that's an observation. -- i'm just saying. >> that's an observation. what are you going to do? >> gonna pay. >> you may pay one more day inland in the form of air conditioning, after that mother nature will provide air conditioning. 5:19. beautiful picture as we look down from mount tamalpais sausalito in the foreground, san francisco in the background all the way
million dollar fine on unit of warner music group. saying they violated a child privacy law by collecting names, e-mails, home addresses even cell phone numbers of more than 100,000 children ages 12 or younger. toys "r" us getting into the streaming movie service, offering selection of children's films and movies starting today they start at $2.99 for 24 hour rental and $5.99 for digital download. >>> new study links common chemical to hormone changes in pregnant women and their baby boys. take look at some of the products which contain bpa, uc berkeley researchers studied the compound that mimics estrogen. among mothers with high levels of bpa they found a less active thyroid more active in boys no impact on baby girls the chemicals in many plastic bottles, dental sealants, -- >> what may be the future of painkillers. the black mom -- the black mambo snake is one of deadliest on the planet one bite can kill a person in 20 minutes researchers say the venom has a compound that could rival morphine and does not respiratory affects. further study on the way to see if it works on people. >>>
in a classroom. prosecutors say that should have been enough to report to authorities as required bay law. instead the principal only warned chandler who was arrested when the mother of another child reported him to police. >>> civil rights attorneys asking a judge to put oakland police department under federal receivership stemming from the infamous riders case which went to trial in 2002, four officers were accused of vigilante justice the settlement called for reforms. more than a decade later those reforms are still not complete. oakland city officials say they are working to meet full compliance. no police department in the nation has ever been under federal receivership. >>> oakland police launched new service to get more anonymous crime tips. you can text the oakland police department with information. the service is provided by a website that encrypts the sender's information so police can get in touch but everything stay as anonymous. more information on abc7news.com click on see it on tv. >>> any rain would be a well some sight in santa clara county where officials are stopping
of their property under both state and federal law. >> the church is appealing the decision. in san francisco, carolyn tyler, abc7 news. >>> the fbi says it's a growing problem. the number of lasers being pointed at airplanes and it could reach a new high this year. right now a live look at the bay from our emeryville camera. you can see nice and calm out there. the lights reflecting on the water. we have a nice day coming this way. a lot like yesterday, which was a darn nice day. more from lisa ar [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary breakfast pastry that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. can dodge a question. honey, how'd that test go? [ female announcer ] in just 60 seconds, you've got snack-defying, satisfying totino's pizza rolls. mmmm. mmm hmmm. mmmm. [ female announcer ] it's on. let's roll. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon roll
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